News

30
Apr

Change in Terminology

Posted On: Saturday April 30th, 2011

“Equivalency Status” is now “Sign-Off Authority” In the past, ITA established a process for granting “equivalency status” to sponsors, this would enable uncertified individuals to sign-off their apprentices when they met the requirements for challenging certification in the trade. The term “equivalency”, however, has created confusion and difficulty for industry. Many have interpreted this recognition... Read more »

30
Apr

HEBC article in May issue of HortWest

Posted On: Saturday April 30th, 2011

Benefits of Hiring an Apprentice Read the full article on the benefits of hiring an apprentice in the May issue of HortWest. Click on this link http://issuu.com/bclna/docs/hortwest_2011-05 and go to page 11.

20
Apr

Camosun College Horticulture Info Session

Posted On: Wednesday April 20th, 2011

Come to Camosun’s College horticulture information session to learn all about the Technician Certificate. Click here for more detailed information on Camosun’s information session and horticulture program.

19
Apr

17th Annual SkillsBC Competition – Landscape Gardening

Posted On: Tuesday April 19th, 2011

For more information on the Landscape Gardening SkillsBC competition click here. To view the 2011 scope document click here. Click here to see photos from the 2010 competition. For more information contact Annika Ingram.

28
Feb

College of New Caledonia Info Session

Posted On: Monday February 28th, 2011

Quesnel is calling all green thumbs! College of New Caledonia’s next Horticulture Technician Foundation program will start March 28,2011 and run until December 16, 2011. Grade 10 is required and Grade 12 is recommended for entry into this full-time program. Program cost is $4500 and funding opportunities may be available! call us at 250.991.7500 for more information.

2
Feb

Plant ID Preparation at VanDusen Gardens

Posted On: Wednesday February 2nd, 2011

Students who are starting Level 1 or 2 of the Horticulture Apprenticeship Program, can attend this FREE plant identification session at VanDusen Gardens.  Egan Davis, Vancouver Parks Board and HEBC Board Member, will give a 1 hour tour of the gardens to help you prepare and study for your upcoming Plant Identification course.  You will also have the opportunity... Read more »

17
Jan

‘Invasion of the Aliens,” the Invasive Plant Council of BC’s (IPCBC) public forum

Posted On: Monday January 17th, 2011

You are invited to attend “Invasion of the Aliens,” the Invasive Plant Council of BC’s (IPCBC) public forum being held January 18th and 19th, 2011. This exciting event will take place at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC. Participants of Invasion of the Aliens will have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions,... Read more »

22
Oct

New BC Member on Skills Canada National Committee

Posted On: Friday October 22nd, 2010

Annika Ingram, Ingram Landscape by Design, BCLNA member and supported by HEBC, has joined the landscape gardening Skills Canada National competition committee. She has been the BC Chair for the SkillsBC competition for the last three years and will bring her experience forward to the October planning meeting for the landscape gardening Skills Canada National competition. ... Read more »

31
May

Arboriculture Apprenticeship Program Update

Posted On: Monday May 31st, 2010

Level one – Arborist Technician – is planned to be launched the Spring of 2011. HEBC and ITA will be approaching potential training institutions who may deliver the schooling. Throughout the summer of 2010, HEBC, the Arborist Steering Committee and the industry will be developing Level Two, Climbing Arborist; and Level Three, Field Arborist. All... Read more »